Vector Pond - Hermit Werds - vector-like koi swimming in a holographic purple cat's eye magnetic background

Vector Pond

January 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I think #NailArtChallenge’s Blue/Purple prompt is the perfect time to share this mani. This is not the first time that Born Pretty’s gorgeous Chameleon Cat’s Eye 24 appeared on this blog. In fact, what you are seeing right now is the same application of the polish. Hey, it’s a gel. Read More

Unicorn of Winter - Hermit Werds - silvery ice unicorn design with golden snowflakes

Unicorn of Winter

January 12, 2018 Lisa 1

Last season I painted a Unicorn of Fall mani with a plump little unicorn full of the harvests of the season. Today I have for you a Unicorn of Winter full of snow, ice, and clear, crisp air. I started with a cool silver base, added some goldeen snowflakes, and Read More

In a Garden, Darkly - Hermit Werds - dark blue smoosh marble background with shimmery purple flowers on top

In a Garden, Darkly

January 11, 2018 Lisa 0

I have been part of the nail artist community on Instagram for about a year now and I recently found out one of the ways I’ve left myself out of the loop. Stories are apparently being used to announce that someone is putting a birthday collage together. Then anyone who Read More

I See Plaid People - Hermit Werds - red jelly base with blue/violet/copper flakies with plaid stamping and a whimsical cat and bird on top

I See Plaid People

January 8, 2018 Lisa 0

Is it lazy to title your mani after one of the polishes you used in it if it fits? I mean, Bee’s Knees Lacquer’s “I See Plaid People” is the main polish for this mani and the prompt from #NailArtChallengeJan is plaid. Well, I guess it’s a lazy day either Read More

Forever Craned - Hermit Werds - oriental-themed nail art with a clear to blue-grey thermal polish and crane stamping

Forever Craned

January 7, 2018 Lisa 0

I wanted so badly to do justice to this polish, but I apparently have great circulation and that makes photographing a thermal polish hard even during the winter. I am just going to have to suck it up and have a bowl of ice water on standby next time. Shinespark Read More

Eye of the (Domesticated) Tiger - Hermit Werds - metallic oranges and pinks stamped over with the black stripes of a cat

Eye of the (Domesticated) Tiger

January 5, 2018 Lisa 0

I just can’t do enough cat nail art, obviously. The hard part of this mani was settling on which metallic polish colors I wanted to use because I’d always planned on using a bunch and then having black as my one color. It’s not cheating if you were plotting it Read More

Happy New Year (2018) - Hermit Werds - black and silver firework stamping on a blurple background

Happy New Year! (2018)

January 2, 2018 Lisa 2

Well, I didn’t post these on New Years, but the base polish was on my nails! And, really, that’s the problem. Because the indie maker of Bee’s Knees Lacquer will tell you that this polish is a nail art community favorite for good reasons and I had a hard time Read More

Peppermint Coffees - Hermit Werds - peppermint coffee theme with two freehand painted white reindeer wearing red scarves

Peppermint Coffees

December 31, 2017 Lisa 0

One of the great joys of the holiday season is the arrival of peppermint coffee creamers in the grocery store. Such an effortless way to make coffee magical in the morning. I like pumpkin spice coffee just fine, but I love peppermint coffee even more. Yum, yum, yum. So when Read More

The Victorian Age - Hermit Werds - blue and copper Victorian-style nail art with corset and lady with a parasol

The Victorian Age

December 28, 2017 Lisa 0

Last month I was asked to host the next #nailswithigfriends. It was my first time hosting a collab and I think it went fairly well. I picked Time Period as the theme and I loved the huge variety of interpretations that all the ladies turned in, but I think next Read More

Kitties Make the Best Presents - Hermit Werds - kitty presents in red and black

Kitties Make the Best Presents

December 25, 2017 Lisa 0

Kitties really do make the best presents. Unless we’re talking waking up Christmas morning to find out that your cat vomited on the carpet. Hard pass on vomit presents. I decided for the red/black prompt from #firedazedchallenge that I wanted to cover presents so I used some cute kitty images Read More

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